N: An attractive floral rye dominated nose, light wood, cinnamon sticks. P: Definitely leans towards the rye profile, some balancing sweetness but the wood spice then takes over. Nice. F: Quite long on the wood spice, a hint of cherry.
Nose of candy corn, with leather and some must. Honey. After time, it opens up excellently into, well uh, I wrote "candy-caramel-yum." The palate isn't as thrilling as the nose, but for some, will be exactly what they're looking for -- it's quite "smooth" and generally a vanilla-honey number with a mild sweetness. Nicely balanced, with the oak just noticeable enough. Easy to drink with a nice, moderate chew to it. It's not a superstar or a true standout, but it's great bourbon that I like quite a bit. B/B+